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Washington, D.C.

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  • Jewish Hoagie
    corned beef, brisket, roast turkey, Kosher salami, Swiss cheese, spicy mustard, thousand island & cole slaw; looks good
  • Roast Pork Hoagie
    slow roasted porchetta, hazelnut gremolata, aged provolone & pork jus; looks good
4.5 out of 5
685 ratings
opened in 2013; Philly transplant ("a taste of Philly in Washington, D.C."); Other Recipes: French Onion Dip
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Insalata Caprese Injection
    one bite: one cherry tomato pierced by pipette that has blended mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil
4.5 out of 5
297 ratings
6-seat bar that offers tasting menu; one of Jose Andres' restaurant
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Carving Room: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Carving Room
(332 ratings)

300 Massachusetts Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2116
carvingroom.com
  • "Cigars"
    spring roll wrapper stuffed & fried; choice of Moroccan spiced ground beef, corned beef hash or chorizo (or combo); served w/ dipping sauce
  • Pastrami Poblano
    oven roasted poblano pepper, crispy pastrami, provolone, a fried egg, chipotle mayo & cilantro served on Ciabatta roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
332 ratings
est. 2012; neighborhood kitchen specializing in house cured & hand carved meats, homemade sides & pickled vegetables
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ChurchKey: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ChurchKey
(1323 ratings)

1337 14th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 567-2576
churchkeydc.com
  • Gigante Beans
  • Monte Cristo
    w/ pig's head terrine & topped w/ syrup
  • Summer Vegetable Ragu
4.0 out of 5
1323 ratings
gastropub that specializes in beer...up to 50 drafts + 700 on the bottle
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DC Brau Brewing Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DC Brau Brewing Company
(124 ratings)

3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE Map It!
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 621-8890
www.dcbrau.com
  • Beer
4.0 out of 5
124 ratings
since 1956; specialize in beer w/ brewery in-house
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  • Wagyu Brisket Sandwich
    brisket smoked in applewood, sliced, grilled w/ Manchego cheese & smoked again; w/ garlic aioli, smoked Hollandaise sauce, slaw, smoked tomato jam; looks good
4.0 out of 5
535 ratings
CLOSED; airy, 174-seat agrarian space is home to a meat-driven, wine-centric menu
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Filomena Ristorante: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Filomena Ristorante
(1988 ratings)

1063 Wisconsin Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-8800
www.filomena.com
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Pasta Paradise
  • Gnocchi Della Mamma
    potatoe based dumpling in Bolognese Meat Sauce; looks good
  • Neopolitan Ragu Con Cavatelli
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
1988 ratings
homemade pasta; "Pasta Mama" makes pasta right at street window; aftermeal drink is on-the-house
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Founding Farmers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Founding FarmersSee Founding Farmers Video
(10880 ratings)

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783
www.wearefoundingfarmers....
  • Devil-ish Eggs
    sampler w/ various types: Maine lobster, crab, smoked salmon and classic; get fresh eggs from a local farmer everyday
4.0 out of 5
10880 ratings
opened in 2008; offer farm-inspired American true food and drink in a modern, casual and eco-friendly setting; three blocks from the White House
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  • Moules Frites (Bleu)
    hook's blue cheese, pork belly, shallots, spinach, white wine, lemon; fries are crispy, twice fried, hand-cut potatoes & come w/ choice of dipping sauces (truffle mayo served for Throwdown)
4.0 out of 5
939 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]
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  • Lobster "Begula" Pasta
    tin can lined w/ lobster meat, a poached egg, Hollandaise sauce and topped w/ black-dyed couscous pasta (making it look like Beluga caviar...and hence the different spelling in the name)
4.0 out of 5
235 ratings
CLOSED; James Beard Award winner 2007 (Outstanding Chef, Outstanding Wine Service); meal at the grill-side table inside the kitchen is available
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  • Toki Classic Ramen
    ramen soup w/ 8-10 optional add-ons; Guy's had pulled pork, crispy chicken oysters, pork cheeks, bok choy, scallions, pickled ginger, sesame seeds, slow-poached egg, chili oil & black garlic oil; "truly a masterpiece of food" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Vegetable Dumplings
    Guy had them pan-fried; "might be the best vegetarian dumpling that I've ever had...they ask 'what's your last meal'...I'm gonna put this vegetarian dumpling in that list" -Guy Fieri; dumpling options include pork, chicken or seafood; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1935 ratings
since 2011; Taiwan-inspired cuisine specializing in ramen & dumplings; no signage...located (hidden) upstairs from The Pug; Other Recipes: Chicken Karage
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Tortilla Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tortilla CafeSee Tortilla Cafe Video
(522 ratings)

210 7th St SE Map It!
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-5700
tortillacafe.com
  • Chicken Tamale
    "this is--w/o question--one of the tastiest tamales"-Guy Fieri
  • Pork and Cheese Pupusa
    #1 menu item; chopped seasoned pork w/ ricotta cheese; "you gotta come try this--I'm not kidding you..out of bounds!"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
522 ratings
in Eastern Market; authentic Salvadoran food; Other Recipes: Pico de Gallo
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Art and Soul: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Art and SoulSee Art and Soul Video
(786 ratings)

415 New Jersey Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 854-0023
www.jdvhotels.com/restaur...
  • Fried Chicken for Two
    double-dredged fried free range chicken served w/ spicy collards, buttermilk mash & gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
786 ratings
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  • Chili Half Smoke
    sausage; looks good; looks good
3.5 out of 5
3486 ratings
#28 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1958; D.C. landmark; Bill Cosby, President Obama ate here
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Comet Ping Pong: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Comet Ping PongSee Comet Ping Pong Video
(743 ratings)

5037 Connecticut Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 364-0404
www.cometpingpong.com
  • "Stanley" (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house-made Italian fennel sausage, sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers
  • "The Philly" (Calzone)
    calzone w/ house roasted pork, garlic, red pepper, grilled broccoli rabe & provolone
  • "Yalie" (Pizza)
    top seller; pizza w/ fresh clams, garlic, melted onions, thyme, parmesan, lemon
3.5 out of 5
743 ratings
pizza joint; ping pong tables in restaurant (to play); tables are painted like ping pong tables; Other Recipes: Ricotta
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DCity Smokehouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DCity Smokehouse
(165 ratings)

203 Florida Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 733-1919
www.dcitysmokehouse.com
As Seen On:
Iconic Eats
  • Half Smoke
    half pork, half beef wieners from Mangers (in Baltimore) topped w/ shredded cheese, BBQ brisket chili, yellow mustard & chopped onions; looks good
3.5 out of 5
165 ratings
traditional BBQ taste in an unconventional setting; moved from original airing location (8 Florida Ave NW)
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  • Chicken Curry
  • Chicken Masala
    looks good
  • Lassi pop
    mango popcicle
3.5 out of 5
187 ratings
CLOSED; food truck; long lines; servers/cooks dressed in wacky costumes and wear mustaches
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Good Stuff Eatery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Good Stuff Eatery
(1770 ratings)

303 Pennsylvania Ave SE Map It!
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-8222
www.goodstuffeatery.com
  • Obama Burger
    burger w/ applewood smoked bacon, red onion marmalade, bleu cheese, horseradish mayo; looks good
  • Smoke House Burger
    burger w/ applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, fried Vidalia onion ring, chipotle BBQ sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1770 ratings
President Obama ate here
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Washington, D.C."
  • Jumbo Fish Sandwich
    6 fried whiting fish fillets, topped w/ cole slaw, tartar sauce & hot sauce between 8 slices of bread (4 on top, 4 on bottom); looks good
3.5 out of 5
374 ratings
opened in 1990
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Jaleo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
JaleoSee Jaleo Video
(1715 ratings)

480 7th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-7949
www.jaleo.com
  • Arozz A Banda Con Gambas Paella
    seafood rice-dish
3.5 out of 5
1715 ratings
opened in 1993; one of José Andrés's restaurant (José was named Outstanding Chef of the Year at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards)
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Jumbo Slice Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jumbo Slice Pizza
(215 ratings)

2341 18th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-2200
  • Pizza
    jumbo slice; uses Mozzarella and provolone cheeses; each slice is 20-inches long and weighs 1-lb
3.5 out of 5
215 ratings
Food War: Pizza Mart vs. Jumbo Slice Pizza... Pizza Mart won (3-votes-to-2); originator of jumbo pizza slice in Adams Morgan; competes w/ Pizza Mart (owned by his younger brother) only 1 block away
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  • Adobo Lamb Biscuit
    biscuit sandwich w/ adobo-braised shredded lamb, salsa verde, fried egg; looks good
3.5 out of 5
201 ratings
CLOSED; est. 2014; moved from original airing location (Union Market)
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3.5 out of 5
1064 ratings
soul food
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Pizza Mart: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pizza Mart
(157 ratings)

2445 18th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-9700
  • Pizza
    jumbo slice; uses mozzarella, provolone and cheddar cheeses; each slice is 20-inches long and weighs 1-lb
3.5 out of 5
157 ratings
Food War: Pizza Mart vs. Jumbo Slice Pizza; Pizza Mart won (3-votes-to-2)... competes w/ Jumbo Slice Pizza (owned by his older brother) only 1 block away; spicier sauce
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  • BBQ Chicken
  • Spare Ribs
  • The Pearl
    mac & cheese, barbequed baked beans, chopped pork & Rocklands barbeque sauce, stacked for easy eating; looks good
3.5 out of 5
286 ratings
opened in 1990
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